Sunday, September 19, 2010

Greeneville Astros: Ryan Humphrey

Ryan Humphrey
How did he get here?: Drafted, 2009 (15th Round)
Stats: 6'0" 190 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hometown/Birthplace: Blytheville, AR
Age as of April 1, 2011: 22
Position: CF
2010 Men of the Match: 2

2010 Overview


Career (2009)


What happened?

Hm. Humphrey followed up a rough rookie season with a rougher 2010, posting a .518 OPS in 34 games. He saw his playing time diminish in August, playing in 12 games as opposed to 18 in July.

That said, Humphrey was dealing with an off-season injury, so maybe there's an alternative explanation.

Humphrey saw more time in CF (25 of 33 starts) this season, after playing primarily in LF in 2009. He had two outfield assists in 47 chances.

What went right?

Humphrey did cut down on his strikeouts from 2009, striking out in 29.9% in 2010 as opposed to 33.6% of his PAs in 2009. Still, he struck out in just under 30% of his plate appearances.

Road games. It still isn't a pretty line, but in 15 away games, Humphrey hit .237/.275/.237 - nine points above his home OPS.

What went wrong?

Hitting lefties. Last season, Humphrey posted a .588 OPS in 29ABs. This season, that dropped to .508 (.176/.243/.265) in 34ABs.

Power. Humphrey hit just one homer - a solo shot - the only one he's hit in 250 career PAs.

Not sure what the future holds for Humphrey, I'm not sure if the Astros will give him another chance at Greeneville, or send him to the GCL, or...something else. Maybe a healthy off-season's worth of work will bring him back as a different player.

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